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11 November 2008
View news from South Africa Balancing the Milk Market in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Freddie van Zyl, vice-chairperson of the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO), has advised milk producers to keep the current market situation in mind when doing their production planning and, if possible, to adapt their milk production....
10 September 2008
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Livestock Industry Warned over Climate Change
SOUTH AFRICA - The livestock industry has to take a responsible attitude to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Call for Action on Food Prices
SOUTH AFRICA - The meat industry can help to assure stable food prices and change the direction of prices, South Africa's agriculture minister Lulu Xingwana told the World Meat Congress in Cape Town, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris....
28 April 2008
View news from South Africa Imported Milk Shelf Life Warning
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) has launched an urgent investigation into the reason behind a sudden decrease in the prices of mostly imported long life UHT milk in the retail market....
09 April 2008
View news from South Africa Higher Electricity Costs will Hit Milk Producers Hard
SOUTH AFRICA - Total electricity costs for milk producers in South Africa could go up to more than R125 million (Rand) per year should Eskom's proposed electricity tariff increase of 60 per cent be approved....
02 April 2008
View news from South Africa Virtual Milk Market in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Dairy producers in South Africa will soon have a new market to trade in, and it's located on the internet. ...
27 November 2007
View news from South Africa South Africa: Milk Flows as Crops Fail
SOUTH AFRICA - Members of the Tafelkop Farmers Association near Groblersdal in Limpopo have added dairy production to their farming activities in a move meant to argument their depressed income due to years of poor harvest, depressed agricultural products...
13 August 2007
View news from South Africa Milk Processing Sector Described As Oligopoly
SOUTH AFRICA - A government report on food prices has described the milk processing market as an oligopoly, saying four dairy firms process between 74 percent and 78 percent of delivered milk. ...
29 May 2007
View news from South Africa Is The Dairy Farming Sector Curdling In South Africa?
SOUTH AFRICA - When demand outstrips supply, the theory is that prices should rise, thus encouraging more production, which in turn should increasingly satisfy demand and ensure that price increases are not permanent. ...
09 May 2007
View news from South Africa Dairy Turns Sour For SA’s Small Farmers
SOUTH AFRICA - THE survival of small and medium-sized dairy farmers could be at risk as input costs rocket and the selling price of milk at the farm gate fails to keep pace, say economists. ...
07 May 2007
View news from South Africa Milking the consumer
SOUTH AFRICA - If the consumer pays between R5 and R6 for a litre of milk in the shops, how much should the farmer get? The milk industry is currently under investigation by the competition authorities, who are focusing on the price build-up between farmer...
25 April 2007
View news from South Africa Milk Shortage May Linger
SOUTH AFRICA - The milk shortage which has hit Gauteng is a worldwide problem and will last a decade, according to Milk Producers' Organisation of South Africa spokesperson Bertus de Jongh. ...
20 April 2007
View news from South Africa SA Discusses Meat, Dairy Plans With Niger
SOUTH AFRICAN - companies would soon be able to have a stake in Niger’s meat and dairy industries, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma yesterday. ...
22 March 2007
View news from South Africa Costly maize milks SA's dairy industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African dairy industry is in a crisis as the rocketing price of maize has meant some farmers are spending more on feeding their cows than they get for the milk they produce...
08 December 2006
View news from South Africa Nestlé in partnership to help black dairy farmers
SOUTH AFRICA - In a bid to develop quality and quantity of milk production by black dairy farmers, Nestlé has joined forces with the Independent Development Trust (IDT), the company said on Thursday. ...
24 October 2006
View news from South Africa Southern Africa: Angola At 10th Meeting On Prevention of Cattle Diseases in Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Heads of the Institute of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development attend from October 25 to 27 in Livingstone (Zambia), the 10th Tripartite Meeting on Harmonizing of Preventive Programmes of Fight Against...
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